Hoxon Hundred returned from their annual holiday on 29 July. We always holiday the first week of the school holidays. Sometimes we stay on camp sites or in bunk barns in England but on occasions have had super times abroad. Within the last ten years we have spent a week in Rouen in France, dancing and sightseeing and meeting the local dignitaries. A week in Normandy at a small dance festival organised by some former members who have set up their home in France. We had a wonderful coach holiday in Germany discovering the wonders of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. We usually have terrific weather. Things were a little different this year when we spent a week in Holland. Sadly the weather was cloudy and a bit on the damp side, and we compared the De Steppe holiday lodges to a prison camp – we wondered what had happened to these strict Health and Safety EU Regulations. Our nearest small town Baarle Nassau was pleasant and friendly with many cafés and restaurants with outside seating. We danced on three days. On Monday we went on an interesting boat trip of the Biennendieze river and rivulets which run under the town, later dancing in the main square. Tuesday we were welcomed to Orischot by the councillors, unfortunately the weather was not as welcoming and we danced to a small audience. Our best day of dance by far we spent in Heusden, a pretty town with at least three small harbours, surrounded by dykes and a river. The town square edged with cafes was busy and the dance surface good. Very nice surroundings….or so we thought until we got home and found out there had been one of the biggest drugs raids ever made in Heusden within the last month.
Submitted by Lauren Robinson on Friday 28 Oct 2011 at 08:53